Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ben Turns 23

Wishing Ben Seewald a blessed 23rd birthday! Today is also Warden Bates' birthday.

Ben Seewald birthday


Photos courtesy theseewaldfamily.com, duggarfamily.com

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  1. Happy birthday Ben. I'm glad you didn't get lost in the flurry of May birthdays in the Duggar clan.

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  2. Happy Birthday to you, Ben; a totally good Godly man full of Grace! Blessed wishes to you & your family!

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  3. He seems mature beyond his years! Many guys his age aren't even married, and he's been married for almost four years and has two kids!

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    1. Being married and having children is not necessarily synonymous with maturity. Whether Ben is or isn't mature is a matter of conjecture.

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    2. He may or may not be mature, but being married and having kids does not make it so.

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    3. Not being married is not a sign of immaturity. The young men I know were, at age 23, working towards secure futures. They delayed marriage until they were sure they could support a family.

      Getting married at 19 and not using birth control are not necessarily signs of maturity.

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    4. May I correct you; there are many males his age that are husbands/fathers.

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    5. Ben is the oldest in his family. Sometimes first borns seem more mature than their peers.

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    6. How do you know he's "mature". From the clips of him playing video games and attacking unsuspecting children with water balloons I don't see a lot of maturity on his part, but that's just my opinion and he may not be that childish the rest of the time.

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    7. Excuse the naysayers; being married & a father, ESPECIALLY at a young age, requires maturity & responsibility. God bless you, Ben & Jessa

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    8. @8:40---Ben more mature? I think you need to look at his behavior and comments. He acts his age.

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    9. I know some very immature men married and with kids

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    10. 12:58- Marriage and parenthood requires maturity and responsibility at ANY age. Just because you are married or a parent is no guarantee that you posess either.

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    11. Can you haters not even take a break on someone's birthday?

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    12. @11:50 But Ben does possess both! Maturity & age are not synonymous.

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    13. 3:40 Are you close personal friends with Ben and know for certain his maturity level?

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    14. Marriage and children does not automatically mean a young man is mature and responsible. Also, fans only see what the Duggars wish the fans to see. We have no idea what Ben is truly like or how he actually supports his family. We just do not know. So, unless you are personal friends of Ben, you just do not know.

      God has warn us about false idols. That includes putting celebrities on pedestals and subscribing to them character traits we have no idea they possess. It is unfair to the celebrities.

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    15. Look at all the baby daddy's who leave as soon as they get their women pregnant..certainly not mature on their part

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    16. Staying with the mother of your child doesn't automatically make you mature, either.

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    17. I have a family member who did stay and marry the mother of his child. To outsiders who don't know him well, he looks very hard-working and responsible, "mature". In reality, he's very verbally abusive to his wife (who deserves far better than him) and his children are literally afraid to even talk around him. They try to fly under the radar. Marriage and multiple children don't guarantee maturity. Having said that, from what we've been shown, Ben seems to be an active, hands-on, involved kind of dad...a little immature at times, but he's still pretty young- he'll grow more in due time.

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  4. Ben, you seem like such a wonderful husband and father, and such a genuinely kind person. Happy Birthday :)

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  5. Wow, so many Duggar birthdays in May! Jackson's is coming soon too. I wonder what is the most birthday populated month for Duggars. They have 3 birthdays in January (Jana/John and Joe), 2 in February (Henry and gideon),then 1 in March (Josh), 2 in April (Jason and Israel), 2 in May (Jill and Jackson) -- I don't count in-laws here --- 2 in June (Michael and Marcus), 3 in July (JimBob, Sam and Meredith), 2 in August (Jennifer and Josiah), 2 in September (Michelle and Mason), 3 in October (Joy, Johannah and Mackynzie), 3 in November (Jessa, Justin and Spurgeon), and 5 in December (Jinger, Jed, Jer, Jordyn and Josie). It would be even more interesting to see how they all are compatible by horoscope signs :).

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    1. Compatible by horoscope signs? Christians dont believe in astrology. Im pretty sure the duggar family says astrology is occult, right?

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    2. Well, @2:31 you almost answered your own question; include the "in-laws" which the Duggars do & you'll have the "most populated" birthday month or months.

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    3. I don’t think the Duggars would be interested in their horoscopes considering their religious beliefs and conservative views.

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    4. Why would horoscope signs matter; are you're expecting the 3rd generation Duggars to marry their cousins when they grow up? First cousin marriages are actually illegal in Arkansas.

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    5. In ancient times, astrology and then astronomy were practices observed by priests and other scholarly or religious leaders. It was a very important way to know when to plant crops, expect rains, harvest, etc. Survival depended on being able to read the skies. They also tried to read and interpret "omens" from above, and that's where the 2 branches started to split into a science (astronomy) and a pseudo science (astrology).

      So do not discount astrology until you have studied it, or dismiss it as not fitting in with religion. It came from there and was a revered practice. The 3 "wise men" who visited the baby Jesus were probably Zoroastrians, priests who combined religion with "astrology" or a study of what they thought were the predictions of the heavens.

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    6. Michelle is a Virgo (Earth), JimBob is Cancer (Water), those two signs are very compatible. They would not be in good relation with Air sign (Libra, Aquarius, gemini) or Fire signs (Leo, Sagittarius, Aries). Their kids, starting from the oldest are Pisces (Water), Carpicorn (Earth), Taurus (Earth), Scorpio (Water), then Jinger a Sagitarius (Fire, then goes Joe (Capricorn, Earth), Virgo (Earth),Scorpio (Water), twins are Caps again (Earth). Jason is on a cusp Aries/Taurus (Fire/Earth). Justin is Scorpio (Water).
      And then younger kids start with Jackson (gemini, Air), Johannah(Libra, Air), Jenni (Leo, Fire), Jordyn (Sag, Fire), Josie (Sag, Fire).
      Looks like older kids are like in sinc with parents, they are all either Earth or Water. And the younger kids - not. Maybe that can explain why younger kids are grouped like separately.

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    7. The Duggars also said they don't go to the beach, and now they do. They said they don't watch TV, but they're on TV. They say they aren't worldly, but their girls make fashion vlogs. They say they aren't into college, but attend college games. It's really not a stretch to assume they may soon be into astrology.

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    8. Horoscopes are not something the Duggars would touch. It's not Christian

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    9. I've always thought that the season you were born in did make a difference in your personality. Before prenatal vitamins, women who were pregnant in certain seasons would have had access to fresher food or more sunlight, creating changes in body chemistry that might be an influence on the development of the baby's brain. Men, too, would have had nutritional changes during the year. Babies once born would also have been exposed to different amounts of sunlight and nutrition as their brains grew. From that standpoint, astrological birth signs and the personalities that seem to go with them could make sense. I know I was a highly organized toddler long before I knew that was a strong trait associated with my birth sign.

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    10. Anon at 9:33AM: There is nothing inherently un-Christian or pagan about going to the beach, being on TV (unless you think BIlly Graham was un-Christian too), making fashion vlogs or going to college (Joe Duggar actually attended college albeit only for a year at Crown).

      Astrology, or at least the kind that is used to create horoscopes, is totally different and I doubt the Duggars would ever get into them. I guess there could be some type of "Christian astrology" out there that they could find acceptable but I doubt it.

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    11. The only thing I see wrong with astrology is that the sun's actual position doesn't line up any more with the constellation for that particular birth sign/birth date, because of precession. Other than that, it's harmless.

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    12. Shaking my head that some of these posts were even published. The Duggars want nothing to do with horoscopes - it just seems like these posters are forcing their religious beliefs on the someone who disagrees with them. I know this is acceptable on the hate forums, but I can't get why it's being done on a blog which supposedly exists to give Duggar friends a place to read the latest news.

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    13. Anon 12:25PM I assume you are a Virgo like Michelle? To keep up a household with 21 members requires great organization!!

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    14. @ 7:40 Organization is an asset for Virgos and Capricorns. Both make great dependable workers. My doctor and my hairdresser are Virgos, and my BFF is a Cappy. My doctor is always impeccably dressed, and his white coat is so perfectly starched that it could probably stand up on its own! My Cappy friend is in bank management. Thank goodness for those signs, which balance out some less-organized (for sure) signs. :)

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    15. Anon@4:18 PM -- how discussing innocent horoscopes is now a hateful post? !!!

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    16. The occult is not innocent...

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  6. Happy birthday Ben! May you be blessed with many more happy years.

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  7. Happy birthday to be n hope it's great!

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  8. I’m waiting for the day where someone’s birthdays overlap. (Like someone having a baby on a siblings/nieces/nephews birthday). I personally would hate to have to share my exact birthday. But my families not that big so it’s not likely to happen. At least not anytime soon.🤷🏻‍♀️

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    1. Someone sounds a little selfish. I always think it's cool when I meet someone with the same birthday as me.

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    2. It's not selfish to want your own birthday. For years, my nephews had their birthday's lumped together because it was more convenient for everyone else. How selfish is that? The whole idea behind celebrating a birthday is to celebrate the unique individual- not one of a set. Not everyone wants a group birthday/birthday party. For some children in large families, it would be sheer heaven to actually be acknowledged as a person instead of always being identified by the size of their family. Please don't make assumptions about other people or their character.

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  9. BEN U, are an amazing DAD!!!!!!!! U have impressed me with how U took to being Married OK, and so I a great year.

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  10. 2 Birthday’s In March, You Got In Law Derick. His Is March 9th

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  11. What is he doing these days? Does he have a real job to support bus family.
    Jessa will soon be pregnant again.

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    1. How do you know Jessa will be pregnant again soon?

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    2. Ben doesn't need a job to support his family; Jessa and TLC support his family.

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    3. I think Ben gets paid for his appearances on TLC shows. It's been said that he also does work for Jim Bob. The Duggars are always pretty close mouthed about their working life.

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  12. Are they going to adopt a girl? She is not pregnant and need a girl.

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    1. Why do they “need” a girl. I’m fairly certain Jessa and Ben are happy with what the Lord gives them. Please don’t speak for others.

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    2. Hey, she's a Duggar.. will be pregnant again at some point!

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  13. Jessa needs more modest clothing. Ben should be more aware of that.

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    1. You’re obviously the same troll who made the 6:02 comment, and just trying to stir up trouble. Very immature

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    2. There is nothing wrong with how Jessa dresses! She looks amazing.

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    3. 6:03 is just trying to stir things up, they’re probably the same person who made the 6:02 comment some they’re only one minute apart

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    4. Firstly- Jessa looks just fine, secondly to your statement that Ben should be aware of that: Jessa is her own person and makes her own choices. Enough!

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    5. Jess's makes her OWN choices!🤣

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    6. Jessa makes her own choices😳

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  14. Happy birthday to you and please give those two little man a big hug from a big Irish fan of the shoe and of u family all of them we just seen Jo and Kendra get married about 3weeks ago here on our TV (tlc) can't wait from when you all come back on hope you have great day a fan

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  15. Happy birthday Ben and Lauren!!:)

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  16. Wishing you a year of happiness and blessings. God Bless.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  17. Happy birthday Ben - keep on with your strong faith and being a wonderful husband and father,

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  18. Time 6:32PM Sun 4/20/18
    Happy late Bday Benjamin Seewald aka Ben I remember a old clip from the Duggars old show 19 kids & counting when Ben's mom said was think about the guys pounding on her door everyday she was talking about Jessa. They are a good match. Good guy great dad to Henry & Surgeon. Good husband to Jessa.

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  19. Happy belated to him!

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  20. Happy Birthday Ben!

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  21. I love the pictures you chose, Ellie.

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  22. Happy Birthday Ben! Hope you had a wonderful birthday with your family...Jane

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  23. Happy belated 23rd birthday Ben. I loved watching the wedding and honeymoon trip in 2014. I look forward to new seasons and can't wait to watch them.

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  24. I wish pictures had been included of Ben with his own family and Ben when he was younger. He’s more than just a Duggar husband and father.

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  25. Happy Birthday ben I hope you have a wonderful day :)

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